Phylogeny and Biogeography of the Ptiloris riflebirds (Aves: Paradisaeidae)

@article{Beehler1991PhylogenyAB,
  title={Phylogeny and Biogeography of the Ptiloris riflebirds (Aves: Paradisaeidae)},
  author={Bruce McP Beehler and R. J. Swaby},
  journal={The Condor},
  year={1991},
  volume={93},
  pages={738-745}
}
We performed a phylogenetic and biogeographic study of the riflebird genus Ptiloris (Paradisaeidae). Our analysis, which includes sonograms documenting intertaxonomic variation in male advertisement vocalizations and a reassessment of key morphological characters, indicates that (1) the genus includes two distinct clades (P. victoriael paradiseus and the P. magnijicus complex); (2) within the P. magnificus complex, the eastern Papuan form may constitute a heretofore unrecognized sibling species… 

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